Open Access News points out an article in USA Today that confronts the cold, hard truth (especially when it comes to science and engineering majors): textbooks are really expensive. Online textbooks offer an alternative, says the article, as they are free and available to download and print out.
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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.
The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.
University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.
In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.